Prince Criticizes Donors
Tuesday, December 21, 2004
The Cambodia daily
Prince Norodom Ranariddh, National Assembly president, criticized donor nations Monday for not pledging cash to the UN for the long-waited Khmer Rouge tribunal. The prince said a number of countries have pledged money for the trial, but it was not sufficient and it was now up to the international community to decide whether it wants to see a trial or not.
“They encouraged Cambodia to prosecute the Khmer Rouge but when we finished our duty, they seem to hesitate.” the Prince said. “We have the plow but there is no cow. We have to bring the cow first.”
Finance minister Keat Chhon said the government was ready to donate its 13 million share of the $56 million trial fee. (Yun Samean)